Daniel Mauss

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and glycemic status after controlling for metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a healthy working cohort. BACKGROUND A growing body of literature suggests that reduced HRV, a physiological marker of autonomic nervous system activity, is associated with various pathological conditions(More)
The Allostatic Load Index (ALI) has been used to establish associations between stress and health-related outcomes. This review summarizes the measurement and methodological challenges of allostatic load in occupational settings. Databases of Medline, PubPsych, and Cochrane were searched to systematically explore studies measuring ALI in working adults(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes is rapidly rising globally, and the relation of psychosocial stress in workplace to diabetes and prediabetes is not well investigated. PURPOSE The aim of the study was to examine the association of work stress with diabetes and prediabetes in a sample of German industrial workers. METHOD In this cross-sectional survey of an(More)
BACKGROUND Commuting to work is thought to have a negative impact on employee health. We tested the association of work commute and different variables of health in German industrial employees. METHODS Self-rated variables of an industrial cohort (n = 3805; 78.9 % male) including absenteeism, presenteeism and indices reflecting stress and well-being were(More)
BACKGROUND Protecting the health of the work force has become an important issue in public health research. PURPOSE This study aims to explore potential associations between supportive leadership style (SLS), an aspect of leadership behavior, and self-rated health (SRH) among employees. METHOD We drew on cross-sectional data from a cohort of industrial(More)
BACKGROUND We explored the association between work schedules involving nightshifts and selected measures of health and whether these associations differed among those working in either 3- or 4-shift cycles. METHODS Employees at a German industrial company who worked on a fixed daytime schedule or on one involving nightshifts were invited to participate(More)
BACKGROUND Work stress is associated with an increased risk of pre-diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and inflammation, as well as decreased autonomic nervous system function as measured, for example, via heart rate variability. We investigated the extent to which the association between work stress and glycemic status is mediated by vagally-mediated heart rate(More)
According to the World Health Organization stress in the workplace is becoming a major challenge of employers worldwide. While perceived stress levels can be assessed by questionnaires there is growing evidence that stress-related wear and tear of our body can be measured by the Allostatic Load Index (ALI). In a sample of 12,477 German industrial employees(More)
Work stress is common and can lead to various bodily dysfunctions. The Allostatic Load Index (ALI) is a tool to measure the wear and tear of the body caused by chronic stress. This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the association of work-related stress and ALI in German industrial employees. A short form ALI should be developed for practical use of(More)